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  •     Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, and he is to be feared above all gods.   Splendor…
    November 15, 2019
  •     Bless our God, O peoples; let the sound of his praise be heard, who has kept our soul among the living and has not let our feet slip. Psalm 66:8-9 (ESV)   Bless our God, O peoples We are to bless God, the people of every nation and culture. For some time, I have been…
    November 8, 2019
  •   “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.” Psalm 150:6   A few years ago, I read a book—1,000 Gifts, written by Ann Voskamp. She caused me to think about our gifts from and our praises to God. She taught me a new word: Eucharisteo (u cha ri STE o) it comes from the…
    November 1, 2019
  •   Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1-2 (ESV)   Paul explains in chapter 4 of Romans that Abraham believed God and, because of that, he was justified before God.   He concludes that because of our faith, we, also, receive…
    October 25, 2019
  •     And he said to her, “Daughter your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your disease.” Mark 5:34   We all know he story of Jesus being enroute to the synagogue ruler’s home to tend to the ruler’s sick young daughter. We also read where a woman interrupted…
    October 18, 2019
  •   Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 (ESV)   The writer of Hebrews teaches us a great lesson about faith. Have you ever been positive that something good was going to transpire and it did? You exercised your faith.   For several years,…
    October 11, 2019
  •     Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds. For you know the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:2-3 (ESV)   I must admit; I have misread this…
    October 4, 2019
  •      Now when all the people were baptized and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened and the Holy Spirt descended on him in bodily form like a dove, and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son, with you I am well pleased” Luke 3:21-22 (ESV)   Jesus…
    September 27, 2019
  •     In those days he went out to the mountains to pray, and all night he continued to pray to God Luke 6:12 (ESV)   Jesus had a communication line with his Father. He made use of it regularly. In this passage, Luke speaks of one crucial time, the night before Jesus chose the twelve Apostles.…
    September 20, 2019
  •     And taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven and said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he divided the two fish among them all. And they ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of…
    September 13, 2019
  •     And going a little farther he fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will but as you will.” . . . Again, for the second time, he went away and prayed,” My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink…
    September 6, 2019
  •     One In The Spirit?   If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Holy Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete  by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and…
    August 30, 2019
  •     May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13 (ESV)   Paul writes these words to the believers in Rome. He encourages all who read them. Let’s look at what he tells them and us.   He…
    August 23, 2019
  •     Recently, I heard more of a person’s story that has caused me to think about how we live for Jesus. In hearing this addition to the story, I realized this individual is truly living for herself and not Jesus. This caused me to ponder what living for Jesus means. When we live for Him, we believe: He…
    August 16, 2019
  •     Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 (ESV)    Fear not,   Bible scholars tell us that this phrase appears…
    August 9, 2019

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Cecelia Lester has been serious about her writing for over a decade..

She composes Christian essays and posts them to her blog quietspirit-followingmyking.blogspot.com/

 

 She  served in a faith-based organization,Grace In Action  by writing two newsletters and searching for possible grants.

 In July 2017, she published her first book, "Times of Trouble Bring Rays of Joy." 

 

 

 She and her husband of 50 years live in central Indiana. They have one grown son.

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